Fujilux

By the hood, you can see it came out as a rangefinder camera lens.

There’s talk on the internet (e.g. Reid Reviews) about Fujifilm’s f/2.0 set of prime XF lenses and they’re being called “Fujicron” lenses in comparison to Leica’s Summicron line. So, this would be a Fujilux as it it has a f/1.4 aperture. Of course, one could adapt a Summilux-M lens but there’d be no autofocus. The Fuji lens is not lightning-fast in autofocus but it will serve in considered shooting. You can grab the focus ring any time to fine tune. Though it its fly-by-wire, the feeling is direct and smooth. There is no focusing scale, so zone focusing is out of the question. To conclude the review of the haptics, the f-stop-ring is just fine.

Now for the image quality:

The shallow depth-of-field is what this lens is about.

It does that well, so that ‘lux comparison isn’t that far-fetched.

With my old-age parents in a rather cramped restaurant booth.

With my old-age parents in a rather cramped restaurant booth.

50 mm effective (35 mm equivalent) focal length makes it useful for portraits. For the photo above, a 35 mm EVL would have been better.

Using my used copy of this lens, I found confirmed that I like working with primes better. It’s sneaker zoom for me all the way!

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